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Topic: Early-childhood

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Children in Jordan learning through play

More than 145,000 vulnerable children in Jordan are learning through play since the LEGO Foundation donated over 3,000 LEGO Duplo Play Boxes and over 1,100 LEGO Play Boxes. The materials have been distributed in schools,...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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A good community where young children can thrive

The international research is clear. Stimulating and positive environments early in life provide optimal foundations for children’s ongoing development into adulthood. This in turn makes a difference to the productivity of society at large. Communities are...Read more
|Comment|author: Sharon Goldfeld et al
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Early intervention increases educational gains for inner city children

Researchers followed the 30-year progress of 989 children who attended the Child-Parent Centers program in inner-city Chicago as preschoolers. Their findings suggest preventive interventions beginning in early childhood can promote long-term educational success that contributes...Read more
|Comment|author: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Toddlers need books, and lots of conversation

Learning outcomes in the first two to three years of life have been shown to have a huge impact on children’s ongoing educational achievement. Children as young as two who fall behind their peers in intellectual...Read more
|Comment|author: Katherine Smith
Alyawarr children watch Aboriginal stockmen unload brumbies at the Arlparra stockyards, Northern Territory, Australia. Picture: Rocio Diaz.

1000 days to close the gap

What we can learn from the early baby health centres in Victoria to close the gap in Indigenous infant health. International research has shown that the first 1000 days, from conception to age two, offers a...Read more
|Comment|author: Lisa Mamone
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Prescription for developing a child’s mind

How quality teacher interaction with children pays off in their future education and development. We know that quality early childhood education is critical, but what is actually happening in kindergartens, childcare and homes across Australia? The research Over...Read more
|Comment|author: Jo Chandler